Tuesday, March 30, 2010



This band seems to have been around forever. They are also probably high up on the list for all time total band members as they would likely give LA Guns a run for their money in that category. However what we have here is the return of the line-up that did "One vice at a time" back in 1982 which is Marc Storace, Fernando Von Arb, Mark Kohler, Chris Von Rohr and Freddy Steady. So no surprise the sound is similar to that album. Much more surprising is that this album flat out rocks. I am somewhat shocked to write that because I have often been lukewarm towards this band only being fairly excited about a few of their albums and most of those were from the 80's. Whether it's this particular line-up or what I don't know, but they are completely on here. Many of the songs have that AC/DC kind of groove. Realisticly Krokus do a better version of AC/DC here than the real AC/DC have done in years. Marc Storace sounds a little deeper than he did years ago, but that fits nicely with this straight ahead, rip roaring brand of hard rock. The music is tight and in your face. There are not a whole of surprises, but when hard rock is done this well it there doesn't have to be. Although the style is reminiscent of "One vice at a time" there is still enough of a sharp edge present that keeps "Hoodoo" from sounding dated. I gave this a second listen not quite believing my first impression, but I enjoyed it even more the second time around. There have been times in the past where I blew this band off and I had reason to as they have delivered some bland releases in the past, but this time they dug down and served up a hard rock album worth checking out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i gave up on them after the blitz. i want to download the album that had persian risk's singer on it. maybe i'll give this one a try as well.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Metal Misfit said...

I'm really enjoying this one.

2:11 PM  

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